Richard Gentry

June 6, 1940 - January 13, 2023

Richard Gentry passed away peacefully on January 13, 2023. He was born on June 6, 1940 in Johnson City, TN, to the late Jess and Hazel Gentry.
He served in the United States Army. He retired from the U.S. Post Office as a Letter Carrier, and from the National Association of Letter Carriers as a Business Agent.
Richard is survived by his wife, Linda of 54 years; two sons Gregory and wife Emily, Jason and wife Lisa; grandchildren Julie, Amy, Jack, Logan and Leah; step grandchildren Josh, Cory, Alexis and Brianna; also a special cousin Linda and husband Bill. He was a loving Husband, Father and Grandfather.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Creeds Volunteer Rescue Squad at 595 Princess Anne Rd., Va Beach, VA 23457 in Memory of Richard Gentry.
A private Graveside Service will be held at Charity United Methodist Church.

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Jane Broendel
3 hours ago

I’ll always remember Dick as a gentle, caring man with that soothing drawl. It was a pleasure to know and work with him on the NALC Executive Council. He truly represented what it means to be “union.” Thank you Gentry family for sharing him with us.

Don & Nancy Southern
7 days ago

Linda & family.
We were saddened to learn of Dick’s passing. Never met a more wonderful man. He was the best. We have been blessed by having him a part of our lives.
Condolences to all.

Brenda Waterfield Sharpe
7 days ago

My condolences to the Gentry family. Thankful for Mr Gentry’s years of Union leadership and dedication. Early on in my career, I had many questions, and he always had an answer. After 35 years of service, I now realize those early years in the post office were the good old days. 🙏🏻

Karen Jones Phimister
9 days ago

Steve and I are so very sorry for your loss. We remember Richard as a gentle and warm hearted man. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Tracey Chestnut
13 days ago

We are very sorry for your loss. Richard was a kind man. You have our deepest sympathy, and we trust all your memories bring your family peace and comfort.

Sincerely, Bennie and Jane Etheridge, Greg and April Etheridge, Tracey Etheridge Chestnut

Stanley and Brenda Holland
13 days ago

Linda, please accept our deepest condolences. Richard was a good friend, going to miss him.

Don Moore
14 days ago

Linda, so sorry to hear this. Richard could make anyone smile. A gentle soul.

Al Riggs
14 days ago

Linda,Lindsay and I are very sorry for your lost,sincerely,Al Riggs

Michael O'Neill
14 days ago

Great Guy and Great Union leader. I’m a better person for knowing him.

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